In this Portland Press Herald file photo, Biddeford players Megan Mourmouras (11), Brooklyn Goff (back), and Abby Allen (3) hope to lead the Tigers to a second straight Class A championship in 2019. (SHAWN PATRICK OUELLETTE/Portland Press Herald)

Editor’s note: This article will be updated over the weekend.  

BIDDEFORD

Field Hockey

Coach:Caitlin Tremberth, 6th year

Last year’s record: 17-0-1

Key returners: Megan Mourmouras, Brooklyn Goff, Cori Cote, Abby Allen, Anna Lavigne, Maddy Dineen, Jill McSorley, Jayme Walton, Cheyenne Tardiff, Rylee Maushart

Key newcomers: Carley Lovejoy, Khianna Jackson, Cece Keller, Abby Nadeau

Key losses (to graduation): Hailey Allen, Paige Laverriere, Taylor Wildes

Coach’s outlook: “This young tiger team is led by senior captains and four year starters Megan Mourmouras, Brooklyn Goff and Cori Cote and key returners Abby Allen, Jill McSorley, Jayme Walton, Anna Lavigne and Maddy Dineen. Incoming players, as well as key veterans will be sure to make an impact on the regrowth of the program after losing Hailey Allen(Merrimack), Paige Laverriere(Assumption) and Taylor Wildes(AIC).  This years squad is developing, with 10 sophomores and a smaller senior group, the Tigers will look to rebuild quickly for a hopeful playoff push.”

Boys’ Soccer

Coach: Larry Burningham, 5th year

Last year’s record:0-13-1

Key returners: Matt Lamoureux, Kyle Dion, Brett Lewis 

Key newcomers: Brady Ham, Baylee Cheetah-Wilmont

Key losses (to graduation): Joshua Nagle, Mustafa Najm

Coach’s outlook: “This is a very experienced team of thirteen seniors with more than half of them in the starting lineup. Their goal is to take that experience and transition from being competitive in most games to actually winning contests. I am excited by the prospects and proud of this group who has worked so hard over the years regardless of the record.”

Girls’ Soccer

Coach (years coaching): Darren Boynton, 10th season

Last year’s record:  2-12

Key returners: Maria Gagnon, Maggie Daillare, Maddy Sonne-Loranger, Jillian Lewis, Claudia Janelle, Jillian Greenleaf, Nadya Buffum, Mica Walker, Stephanie Dion, Zowie Cheetham-Wilmont, Delany Hatch, Kerri Scott, Kaelly O’Guinn, Kadyne Smith

Key newcomers:  Hannah Gosselin, Lexi Libby, Bella Hall, Ashjan Abduslalam, Kelsie Keely, Hilary Gonzales, Maria Busse

 Key losses (to graduation): Becca Pinard, Maddy Picard, Molly Scott, Makayla Jean Paul, Destiny Lemons

 Coach’s outlook:  “With a more experienced team the girls look for consistency in their play.”

Golf

Coach : Jon Jacques, 1st year

Key returners: Brian Perreault, Drew Boisvert, Sean Gonneville, Brady Wildes

Key newcomers: Tony Fornell, Cody Albert

Key losses (to graduation): Carter Brunell

Coach’s outlook: “We are off to a great start and the team has grit. “The matches we have had so far have been close and we look to be competitive throughout the season especially at home.”

Volleyball

Coach: Ruth Shaw, 16th year

Last year’s record: 11-5

Key returners: Anya Kaminiski, Renee Dutremble, Rachel Brask

Key newcomers: Laura Perrault, Charlotte Donovan, Baylor Wilkinson 

Key losses (to graduation): Grace Martin, Olivia Wittaker

Coach’s outlook:  “Certainly a lot of new talent coming in with 3 freshman who will start in the lineup.  Looking to build some strong skills this year and make a run to enter playoffs. I believe we will continue to be a scrappy tenacious team.”

BONNY EAGLE

Field Hockey

Coach: Amethyst Poirier- Hersom, 1st year

Last year’s record: 6-8

Key players lost: Samantha Averill, Amelia Alexander

Key players returning:Emma Burnham, Riley Heacock, Kailee Cummings

Key newcomers: None

Outlook: “This team has a lot of consistent talent, from the backfield to the forward line. Our offense is fast and we have a lot of offense-minded midfield players, so I anticipate a very aggressive and high scoring forward line. Our challenges will be in capitalizing on scoring opportunities and working to transition our efforts defensively. We have a strong back line that will be ale to stop breakaways, and we have solid goalies that consistently perform well. Our focus this year is to be the hardest working team on the field and to be a respectable threat to top competition.”

Boys’ Soccer

Coach: Hayes Sweeney, 1st year

Last year’s record: 2-8-4

Key returners:  Cameron MacDonald, Chris Westgate, Ethan Pike

Key newcomers:  Jeffrey Painchaud, Devon Maynard

Key losses (to graduation):  David Byrne, Zach Allocca, Elias Eberhart

Coach’s outlook:  “This year we are a younger team with only four seniors on the roster. Under a new coaching staff, pre-season has been focused on our formation and speed of play. The team has been focused and hardworking and we are looking forward to a successful season culminating in a playoff bid.”

Girls’ Soccer

Coach: Scott Nason, 2nd year

Last year’s record:  9-3-2 

Key returners:  Randi Lee Robinson, Hailey Koons, Maddy Boothby, Gretchen Beigel, Emily Byrne, Muddy Johnson, Emily Ginter 

Key newcomers:  Jocelyn Manson 

Key losses (to graduation):  Keelin Sweeney, Cassidy Koons, Sydney Gillingham

Coach’s outlook:  “This team has the opportunity to take another step forward this year.  Last year we finished in the top four after the regular season, but exited earlier than we would have liked in the playoffs.  This team appears to have more depth than we did last year and a very versatile roster. Last year we struggled at times scoring goals, but with the return of Emily Byrne, and the continued development of Hailey Koons, as well Maddy Boothby all contributing to scoring, we should be a little more problematic to defend.  This team has the ability to be outstanding defensively. Randi Lee Robinson is one of the most dependable and solid defenders in the league and with Beigel excelling after moving the center back position, this unit should be very difficult to score against. It will be the usual teams fighting it out for top spots in the league, Cheverus, Scarborough, Gorham and Falmouth.  If we play like we can, we should be fighting it out with them for a top spot.”

Girls’ Cross Country

Head Coach: Mike Burleson

Key returners: Delaney Hesler, Hannah Stevens, Emmaline Pendleton, Emma Abbott, Emma Noonan

Key losses: Ami Beaumier, Kayla Raymond, Christine Toy

Coach’s outlook:  “The Scots won the state championship a year ago, have won three out of the past four Class A  titles and are a threat to win it again this year. After the graduation of three of the top distance runners in the state including Ami Beaumier, Kayla Raymond and Christine Toy there will be some new faces in the top seven this season. The Scots will be lead by Sophomore Captain Delaney Hesler who had a standout season a year ago, where she finish fourth at the state championship race. Hesler will be joined by two other standout sophomores Hannah Stevens and Emmaline Pendleton who were key factors for last years state championship team.”

KENNEBUNK

Boys’ Cross Country
Coach: Jon Fulford, 3rd season
Key returners: Ethan Eickmann, Garrett Erickson-Harris, Charlie Smith, Andrew Keene 
Key newcomers: Flynn Crean 
Coach’s outlook: Our boys return our top seven from last year’s state meet and look to be competitive at the conference and state level. 

Boys’ Soccer

Coach (years coaching): Greg Cavanaugh, 4th year

Last year’s record: 8-7-1 

Key returners: Max Murray, Cooper Durcan, Sam Tarte

Key newcomers: Daniele Ovazza, Kevin Finn, Matthew Durcan

Key losses (to graduation): Tristan Wirth, James Rogers, Ian Zog

Coach’s outlook: “There is a lot to like about this group of guys within our program.  I think we’ll be able to compete on a nightly basis in the SMAA. It’s a deep and talented league so we need to rely on our depth and resiliency to keep up.  Seniors like Max Murray (midfield), Ariel Calandri (Center Back) and Tyler Hurlburt (Midfield) know what it takes to compete at a high level. Logan Strauss (Center Back) keeps us organized defensively and is a calming presence in the back for us.  It’s a great collection of people to root for. I’m excited to see where we stack up.”

Girls’ Cross Country

Coach: Jacqui Holmes, 3rd season

Key Returners: Kenna McLeod, Phebe Grant

Key newcomers: Rowan Pow, Delaney Grant, Mia Banglmaier
Key losses (to graduation): Hannah D’Orso
Coach’s outlook: “The Girls bring in many new runners to the team who will help the girls compete at all levels this season.”

 

MASSABESIC

Field Hockey

Coach: Michele Martin-Moore, 19th season

Last year’s record: 5-9 

Key returning players: Julia Gregoire, Camryn Champlin, Anna Snyder, Emma Snyder, Micaela Jacobs,  Emily Jacobs, Mary Duffy, Emily Morin

Key losses due to graduation: Maddie Pomerleau, Grace Tutt, Lacey Bean 

Outlook for this year:  “Although still very young we are starting to gel as a team and are looking to make some noise. With some good experience coming back this year, we are looking to get to play-offs with a goal of hosting a game.”

Boys’ Soccer

Coach: Alan Curtis, 6th year

Last year’s record: 3-11

Key returners: Caleb Smalley, Samuel Tobias, Ryan Foglio,Mitchell Blair, Aidan Libby, Parker Jalbert, Andrew Holmquist. 

Key newcomers: Jordan Steeves, Brendan Banks

Key losses (to graduation): Dilan McEneaney, Winter Whitten, Noah Perry, James Davenport, Quinn Judkins, Carter Morin

Coach’s outlook: “We are on the young side but we hope to be organized in defending and expansive going to goal. Our players are eager to be in a position to compete in the playoffs.”

Volleyball

Coach: Melissa Brandt, 6 years

Last year’s record: 0-14

Key returners: Lauren Kiss,  Alexis Norton, Taylor Starbird, Abby Cummings, Maddie Bors, Alexis Salisbury

Key newcomers: Isabella Scott, Hannah Cram, Annabelle Deveau, Cerelene Libby 

Key losses (to graduation): Andi Lariviere 

Coach’s outlook: “With a strong group of returning seniors and a growing sophomore presence it should be a competitive season for our young program. We have strong serving throughout our rotation and look to run a better offense this year with Bors and Kiss as setters. Kiss has the ability to play any position on the court, and play with a lot of athleticism and tenacity.  Norton and Salisbury factor strongly in our front row at middle blocker. Norton has the ability to play multiple positions.”

NOBLE

Cross Country
Coach (years coaching): Sarah Stowell 4th year, 10th season coaching cross country and track & field at NHS.
Key returners: Matt Gorman, Megan Lawrence, Robbie Michaud, Sarah Lawrence, Micheal Crosby, Adrian Croom, Libby Papciak
Key newcomers: Conner Decourt, Melissa Pass, Corey Urich, Owen Arsenault, Kalayaan Cashell, Jaylee Ireland
Key losses (to graduation): Devin Abbott, Caleb Holt-Fitzgerald, Tyler Shettler, Tayler Arsenault, Kaily Rich, Brianna Anctil.

Golf

Coach (years coaching): Corey Leach, 1st year

Last year’s record: 9-1 

Key returners: Mathew Nolder, Cheyenne Couture, Kyle Franey, Natalie Ouellette 

Key newcomers: Jacob Dube, Micahel Billings 

Key losses (to graduation): Geoffery Howe, Jr., Tyler Oliver, Gunner Tashay. 

Coach’s outlook: “There is a lot of talent on this team. Not just that, these student-athletes are determined to continue what they’ve been doing in the past. One of the biggest aspects of the game we will be working and leaning on is our abilities to manage the course, and our club selections. With that being said, if we can foster a positive culture, and play smart being a little less aggressive – we will be where we want to be.”

Girls’ Soccer

Coach (years coaching):Mike Reil, 3rd year

Last year’s record: 6-5-3

Key returners: Bella Reil, Raegan Kelly, Amy Fleming, Maddie Howard, Alicia Prak, Megan Kotsonis, Emma Mcloughlin, Olivia Howard, Cassie Chabot, Natalie Randall, Lydia Shettler

Key newcomers: Molly Mason, Mackenzie Jordan

Coach’s outlook: “If we can stay healthy and win our individual battles at each position and collectively as a team, we have a chance to stay competitive in this conference.”

OLD ORCHARD BEACH

Girls’ Soccer

Coach:Heath Floyd, 11th year

Last year’s record: 0-13-1

Key returners: Zoe Young, Riley Blatchford, Caitlin Perrigo, Sophie Loranger, Shani Plante, Julia Clark, Kaitlin Halle, Riley Fish

Key newcomers: Elise MacNair, Summer St.Louis, Camryn Blatchford

Key losses (to graduation): Joyce Doucette, Sam Donnell, Chloe Kocian

Coach’s outlook: “The Seagulls look to build from a tough 2018 season. The upperclassmen are a strong a talented group who will be looked upon to lead a new young crop of players. An influx of young talent in all three phases of the game will help the Gulls compete in the tough WMC. As long as they can stay healthy and get a few bounces to go their way they hopefully will find themselves in playoff contention come October.”

SANFORD 

Boys’ Soccer

Coach:Tim Fecteau, 6th year

Last year’s record: 6-7-1 

Key returners:Kurtis Voter, Will Kiley, Conner Curcio, Justin Gould

Key newcomers: Jack Bammel, Sadique Nevins, Ethan Hoenig

Key losses (to graduation): Kevin Voter, Cole Randt, Isaac Plante

Coach’s outlook: “We have a core group of returning  players. We are young but will be competitive.”

THORNTON ACADEMY

Golf

Coach:  Jeff Camire, 6th year

Last year’s record: 7-3

Key returners:  Armand Ouellette, Tyler Snell, Jack Burton

Key newcomers:  Mariano Gonzalez, Braden Camire, Damian Bracy, Pavel Tarpy

Key losses (to graduation): None

Coach’s outlook:  “The goal is to steadily improve throughout the season and hopefully qualify for the state championship tournament.”

Boys’ Soccer

Coach:  Andrew Carlson, 20th year

Last year’s record: 7 – 9

Key returners:  Cam Cote, Alec McAlary, Max Spaulding

Key losses (to graduation):  Eric McCallum

Coach’s outlook:  “We hope to improve during the course of the season, getting results where they are there for the taking and limiting the danger of the opponents.”

 

Girls’ Soccer

Coach:Natalie Sharland, 3rd season
Last year’s record: 7-7
Key returners: Alyanna Beaudoin, Hazel Stoddard, Kylie Bedard
Key newcomers: Jessica Dow
Key losses (to graduation): Hannah Niles
Coach’s outlook: “After graduating some key personalities from the 2018 season we will be depending on some underclassmen to fill those gaps. We have added five freshmen to its varsity roster this year. It’s an extremely competitive league from top to bottom, and if we can stay healthy and come together as a team we will be able to contend in each outing.  Alyanna Beaudoin is one of our senior captains   (she was 2nd Team All-Conference Midfielder last year…she has committed to Saint Anselm College for next year) she will be a great physical leader for us on the field.”

Field Hockey

Coach (years coaching): Lori Smith, 22nd year as head coach, 24th with program

Last year’s record: 9-6-1

Key returners: Jaigan Boudreau, Madison Vachon, Aliyah Bureau, Kaleigh Miller, Alexis Stone,, Lily Stark, Olivia Lambert, Grace Harbour.

Key newcomers: Paige DeGeorge, Zoey Pennell, Faith Tillotson

Key losses (to graduation): Cat Henaire, Abby Pomerleau, 

Coach’s outlook: “This team is strong defensively. We knew coming in that offensive production would be a key focus to improve. Players are learning new ways of distributing the ball and we’ve seen more goals in the preseason, but it needs to become consistent. If this happens and we get some players back from injury, we should be competitive. The SMAA will be a dog fight. It’s a very competitive league and every game will be a test.”

Volleyball

Coach (years coaching): Corey Huot, 4th year

Last year’s record: 7-7 (8-8 including playoffs)

Key returners: Olivia Hand, Ava Cariddi, Emily Reny

Key newcomers: Savannah Hunter 

Key losses (to graduation): Laura Fortier, Johnna Scott, Sarah Casey, Liv Howe, Emma Cianchette, Kylie Lavallee, Ashlyn Bowie

WELLS

Field Hockey

Coach: Kayla Billings, 10th season

Last year’s record: 5-9

Key returners: Alli Wuerthner, Haley Moody, Sam McGrath, Alaina Schatzabel

Key newcomers: Ruby Sliwkowski, Libby Shea

Key losses (to graduation): Christine Jarowicz

Coach’s outlook:  Our team’s focus is to play intelligent field hockey and improve throughout each game of our season. 

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